Marian Vajda: 'Novak Djokovic to become more aggressive'

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Marian Vajda, Novak Djokovic's coach, says that the Serbian must be more aggressive in 2012.

Novak Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda has stated that the world number one will be more aggressive during his play in 2012.

The Serbian lost just six times in 2011 after improving his serve, his former Achilles heel, and now Vajda has highlighted the volley as an area to improve.

"This season, I would push him to be more aggressive and go to the net with volleys. The tennis now is not slow, but there are a lot of rallies; the guys are very fit and it's tough to get to the net," Vajda told Sky Sports News.

"But if you can be more aggressive at the beginning of a point, it can be very helpful. Novak is committed to be number one. He was before, he is now and for the future."

Djokovic begins his preparations for the new season against Gael Monfils in the Mubadala World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray9,390
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,285
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,175
4Serbia Novak Djokovic5,805
5Switzerland Roger Federer4,765
6Canada Milos Raonic4,150
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,025
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,895
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,785
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,040
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,980
12Alexander Zverev2,860
13Belgium David Goffin2,785
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
15Lucas Pouille2,570
16France Gael Monfils2,545
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,360
18United States Jack Sock2,335
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,110
20Australia Nick Kyrgios2,110
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